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From the New York Times bestselling author of 99 Days and How to Love comes a stunning new contemporary novel all about boy bands, girl bands, best friends, and first love perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson.

It was always meant to be Olivia. She s the talented one, the one who s been training to be a star her whole life. Her best friend, Dana, is the levelheaded one, always on the sidelines, cheering Olivia on.

But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend, where superproducer Guy Monroe is holding auditions for a new singing group, and Dana is discovered too. Dana, who s never sung more than Olivia s backup. Dana, who wasn t even looking for fame. Next thing she knows, she and Olivia are training to be pop stars, and Dana is falling for Alex, the earnest, endlessly talented boy who s destined to be the next big thing.

It should be a dream come true, but as the days of grueling practice and constant competition take their toll, things between Olivia and Dana start to shift . . . and there s only room at the top for one girl. For Olivia, it s her chance at her dream. For Dana, it s a chance to escape a future that seems to be closing in on her. And for these lifelong best friends, it s the adventure of a lifetime if they can make it through.

Set in evocative 1990s Orlando, Fireworks brings to life the complexity of friendship, the excitement of first love, and the feeling of being on the verge of greatness.

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Product details

  • 13+
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 23mm | 295g
  • English
  • International ed.
  • 0062660241
  • 9780062660244
  • 630,242

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"A compelling portrait of the intimacies of close girl friendships ...and a romance as hot as the midsummer Orlando sun" Kirkus Reviews
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Praise for HOW TO LOVE: A vibrant, sparkling narrative of first love and second chances - will remind you that love isn t ever easy, but falling for a great story is. --Entertainment Weekly"
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About Katie Cotugno

Katie Cotugno is the New York Times bestselling author of Top Ten, Fireworks, 99 Days, and How to Love. She studied writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College and received her MFA in fiction at Lesley University. Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, and Argestes, among others. She lives in Boston with her husband, Tom.
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